A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
Lot 271
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,099) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
By Heylin, Cornhill, London, Circa 1765
With two-stage barrel turned and belled at the muzzle and signed in front of a panel of foliage at the breech, sparsely engraved tang, signed rounded lock with a raised border repeated on the cock, later figured full stock (fore-end split) with chequered grip, later brass mounts comprising butt-plate and trigger-guard with acorn-shaped finial, original brass ramrod-pipes, and later ramrod (incomplete), Tower private proof marks
38.4 cm. barrel


  • Joseph Heylin was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1777 and died in 1801. For more details regarding the maker and for a remarkable group of pistols made by him formally in the Norman H. Dixon Collection and sold in these Rooms see Antique Arms & Armour..., 18 April 2012, lots 297-305
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